Monday my son heads back to school. Saturday he finally agreed to get his hair cut. This was seriously epic. The guy has CrAzY hair. Long, blond, curly, and OUT. TO. HERE.

That adventure, by far, upstaged going on a photo hike. I wish I could show Before/After shots – he’s shy. He had four inches cut and it’s still Samson hair. When he got all the weight cut off, it got even curlier. Take my word for it.. it is fabulous.

But… it took a good chunk of the morning and by the time we were done, it was just too late and too stinkin’ hot. To compensate for not getting out on a hike, I instead stayed home and dabbled in another favorite pastime… making jewelry.

This little hobby won’t make me rich or famous, but it is relaxing. I typically just make things for myself. I have gifted a few friends and family with items, but I don’t think any of it’s good enough to do anything more than that. And… I worry that the people I do give pieces to, think that I’m just being cheap.

I’ve been participating in another meme wherein I share 30 Days of Shamelessness. I’m skipping around today and sharing Day #7: share your efforts at something you don’t think you do well.

This week’s photos are from my latest attempts at jewelry making.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

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25 thoughts on “Wired

  1. Why are we so hard on ourselves? I do the same thing…sometimes I think if I was my friend I would dump me just because I put myself down all the time.

    If you were my friend and gave me your handmade jewelry, I would hug you!!! It’s beautiful!!!!!!

    I’m sure your son’s hair looks wonderful!!!!! How I wish for curls!

    Thank you so much for coming by my blog.


    1. Tara – love the blog header!

      I understand on the jewelry – many times I end up adding a handmade gift to the “regular (real) gift. When I had a crafts company it was different as I’d put a price on things and other people would buy them, therefor they were “real” gifts. Odd how we rationalize down our worth or time.

      Your pieces are lovely. I can see an appreciate the symetrical beauty of your wire wrapping the (jasper or agate?) pieces. WHERE did you get those buttons (abalone??). They are gorgeous.


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